Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino
Gobierno de La Rioja
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Universidad de La Rioja
Wednesday, April 14 2021
Accesibility | Contact twitter Facebook Linkedin Español English
Programa 2010 -2011
Home | Research areas


The scientific activity performed at ICCV is organized in two main areas: Viticulture and Oenology.

Each of them includes both basic research as well as technological and innovative activities.

Viticultural Area

  • Genetics and genomics. Plant material and genetic resources. Genetic diversity of the grapevines and related species. Cultivar and clone genetic improvement.
  • Biology of grape production and interaction with the physical environment. Ecophysiology. Reproductive biology and berry ripening. Grape quality.
  • Grapevine interactions with the biological environment. Pathogens, pests and symbionts. Crop protection.
  • Viticulture production systems. Cultivation techniques. Relationship between viticulture and environment. Production systems. Precision viticulture.

Oenologic Area

  • Microbiology and Wine Biotechnology. Genomics, genetic diversity, selection and improvement of microorganisms. Biology and control of fermentation processes. Detection and prevention of microbiological alterations. Enzyme biotechnology.
  • Wine chemistry and analysis. Chemical evolution of grapes and wine components. Development of analytical methodologies. Molecular bases of sensory analysis.
  • Wine technology and engineering. New technologies concerning wine production, ageing and stabilization. Sensors and process control. Management and assessment of viticulture sub-products.
  • Wine and health. Healthy wine components. Food safety.

Research Groups:

Department of Viticulture:

Oenologic Department:

Associated Research Units:

Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV)
(Ap. Postal n┬║ 1.042 - 26080 Logro├▒o) - Finca La Grajera, Ctra. de Burgos Km. 6 (LO-20 - salida 13)
26007 Logro├▒o (La Rioja) ESPA├ĹA
Tfno. +34 941 894 980 | Fax: 941 899 728 |